This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

First published in 1920, "This Side of Paradise" is a semi-autobiographical novel by American author Francis Scott Fitzgerald. 

Considered a quintessential work of the Jazz Age, the novel follows Amory Blaine, an impulsive young man who squanders his college education at Princeton and recklessly falls in love with a girl from the South. Amory’s hedonistic lifestyle reflects the broader spirit of America’s capitalist exuberance in the 1920s up until the Great Depression. 

The two-part novel, one of only a few works Fitzgerald published during his short life, comprises a vivid characterization of young white men’s attitudes of entitlement as they sought new ways to use their privilege to shape their lives.

Book Details

Publication Date
July 08, 2020
File size
1.46 MB